Brisbane Tramway Museum

Back in June 1897, trams were introduced in Brisbane but it quickly became apparent that they would need to be replaced. So when the Brisbane City Council announced in 1968 that Brisbane’s tram system is shutting down soon, the Brisbane Tramway Museum Society was formed and together, they worked diligently to find a suitable location to build a transport museum and collect all the trams and trolleybus created between 1897 to 1969 instead. It took a while but luckily, Ferny Grove had a site made available in 1972 and they were able to successfully build the Brisbane Tramway Museum and had it opened in June of 1980. The museum’s collection consists of 25 trams which all formerly operated on Brisbane’s tram network, except for one which ran in Sydney. Aside from the trams, there were also several single-deck trolleybuses in the collection. In addition to observing, some of the museum’s historic trams can also be ridden since the museum restore and maintain them well. Currently, trams are being operated by volunteers donning caps and uniforms to play as conductors and drive around a 250-metre track near Ferny Grove station. The museum is surrounded by other attractions like the Spider Hill Lookout, Walton Bridge Reserve, Carindale Recreation Reserve, Eagle Farm Racecourse and Kangaroo Point Cliffs Park. Families can also go straight camping after visiting the museum as there are several campsites around the area such as Baden Powell Park Scout Campsite and Karingal Scout Campsite. There are also different restaurants and cafes to choose from after spending an amazing time at the museum.

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The Brisbane Tramway Museum is located in Tramway Street, Ferry Grove, just two minutes away from sports centres like Ferny Grove Bowls Sport & Community Club, Ferny Grove Falcons, and Arana Ascot Junior Hockey. It is also in close proximity to Cedar Creek, which runs from west to east and connects to Kedron Brook in the north. The tram museum is open every Sunday from 12 noon to 4 in the afternoon. Unlimited tram rides are included in the admission where you can ride the tram. If you wish to ride in a bushland setting, calling the museum for a special arrangement is required as it needs scheduling. When visiting the museum, it is highly recommended to allow at least one to two hours if you’re aiming to see all of the trams and trolleybuses and enjoy and appreciate the beauty of nature while riding the remarkable trams. Coming in groups also requires bookings so that the museum’s staff can prepare appropriately and make sure that visitors can fully enjoy the day as big groups such as schools also visit the museum. Weather conditions must also be considered before visiting since the museum does not open in wet conditions for operational and safety reasons.

Driving to and from the museum should be easy since you just have to follow Samford Road from the city and turn left to Tramway Street (near the traffic lights) when you see either Ferny Grove Bowls Club or the Beach Volley Ball Centre. From there, you should see the museum’s large blue sign. Parking should be a breeze too since there are carparks on the museum’s grounds.


Embedded Driving Directions from Brisbane Tramway Museum to Carindale Recreation Reserve

Written Driving Directions from Brisbane Tramway Museum to Carindale Recreation Reserve

35 min (29.7 km) via M1

Start: Brisbane Tramway Museum

20 Tramway St, Ferny Grove QLD 4055, Australia

Continue to Samford Rd/State Route 22

1 min(450 m)

Head north

220 m

Turn left toward Tramway St

110 m

Turn right onto Tramway St

120 m

Use the right 2 lanes to turn right onto Samford Rd/State Route 22

8 min(5.3 km)

Follow Pickering St and Shand St to Metroad 5 in Stafford

5 min(3.2 km)

Turn left onto Pickering St

1.5 km

Turn left onto Sicklefield Rd

260 m

Continue onto Shand St

1.4 km

Continue on Metroad 5. Take Airport Link, Southern Cross Way and M1 to Belmont Rd in Belmont. Take exit 97 from M1

18 min(18.8 km)

Turn right onto Metroad 5

2.3 km

Use the right lane to take the ramp to M7/Airport Link Tunl/City/Gold Coast/Brisbane Arpt

⚠️ Toll road

190 m

Keep left at the fork, follow signs for Brisbane Arpt and merge onto Airport Link

⚠️Toll road

3.4 km

Continue onto East-West Arterial Rd

600 m

Take the exit toward M1/Gold Coast

750 m

Keep right at the fork, follow signs for Southern Cross Way/M1/Gold Coast and merge onto Southern Cross Way

⚠️ Toll road

4.3 km

Merge onto M1

⚠️ Toll road

1.8 km

Use the right lanes to stay on M1

⚠️ Toll road

280 m

Keep right to stay on M1

⚠️ Toll road

5.0 km

Take exit 97 toward State Rte 22/Old Cleveland Rd

300 m

Take Meadowlands Rd to Cadogan St in Carindale

3 min(2.0 km)

Slight left onto Belmont Rd

500 m

Turn left onto Meadowlands Rd

1.0 km

Turn left onto Cadogan St

500 m

End: Carindale Recreation Reserve

Bedivere St, Carindale QLD 4152, Australia

Embedded Driving Directions from Presha Cleaning to Brisbane Tramway Museum

WrittenDriving Directions from Presha Cleaning to Brisbane Tramway Museum

27 min (17.3 km) via Samford Rd/State Route 22

Start: Presha Cleaning

151 Annerley Rd Yeronga QLD 4102

Take M3, Kelvin Grove Rd, Enoggera Rd and Samford Rd/State Route 22 to Tramway St in Ferny Grove

25 min(16.8 km)

Head north on Annerley Rd/State Route 10 toward Nelson St

1.0 km

Use the right lane to turn right at Clarence Corner, Woolloongabba onto Stanley St

110 m

Continue straight to stay on Stanley St

76 m

Use any lane to merge onto Riverside Expy/M3 via the ramp to City/Riverside Expy

1.1 km

Keep right to continue on M3

1.9 km

Keep right to stay on M3

270 m

Keep right to stay on M3

800 m

Use the middle lane to stay on M3

15 m

Exit onto Kelvin Grove Rd toward State Rte 77

2.2 km

Continue onto Enoggera Rd

2.1 km

Use the left 2 lanes to turn left at S Pine Rd

39 m

Continue onto Samford Rd/State Route 22

5.8 km

Continue straight to stay on Samford Rd/State Route 22

1.4 km

Continue on Tramway St to your destination

1 min(500 m)

Turn left onto Tramway St

170 m

Turn left

110 m

Turn right

220 m

End: Brisbane Tramway Museum

20 Tramway St, Ferny Grove QLD 4055, Australia